Posh attempt to play down spat

Peterborough chief executive Bob Symns has attempted to distance

the club from the public spat involving Barry Fry and Darren

Ferguson.

In an interview with BBC Radio Nottingham that was aired on

Tuesday, director of fottball Fry claimed Ferguson held talks with

Championship rivals Nottingham Forest with a view to becoming

manager at the City Ground.

Fry went on to say that those “unsettling” meetings were done

behind the back of Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony and allegedly

scuppered two summer transfer deals the club was conducting.

Ferguson responded by saying he does not like working with Fry

and that he suspects the club’s former manager is trying to force

him to resign by using “underhand tactics that he has employed

before”.

“Following recent interviews given by the director of football

and the football manager, personal opinions were given that were

not sanctioned by Peterborough United Football Club Limited,” Symns

said via a statement released on behalf of the football club.

“It is always the intention of the board to conduct all football

business in a professional and considered manner whereby content is

deemed to be beneficial, factual and necessary. In light of the

public exchanges, the club wishes it to be known that at a formal

meeting, the situation was discussed with appropriate measures

bringing closure to the matter.”